Monteiasi

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Monteiasi
Griko: Mónos Tiasós
Comune di Monteiasi
Location of Monteiasi
Monteiasi is located in Italy
Monteiasi
Monteiasi
Location of Monteiasi in Italy
Monteiasi is located in Apulia
Monteiasi
Monteiasi
Monteiasi (Apulia)
Coordinates: 40°30′N 17°23′E / 40.500°N 17.383°E / 40.500; 17.383Coordinates: 40°30′N 17°23′E / 40.500°N 17.383°E / 40.500; 17.383
CountryItaly
RegionApulia
ProvinceTaranto (TA)
Government
 • MayorCosimo Ciura
Area
 • Total9.81 km2 (3.79 sq mi)
Population
 (28 February 2017)[3]
 • Total5,605
 • Density570/km2 (1,500/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Monteiasini
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
74020
Dialing code099
WebsiteOfficial website

Monteiasi (Tarantino: Mundejase; Brindisino: Muntiasi; locally Muntiase) is a town and comune in the Taranto province in the Apulia region of southeast Italy.

Monteiasi is located in north of the Salento peninsula. The name "Monteiasi" derives from Ancient Greek 'monos tiasos' (literally "sacred area"), which has been inhabited since the 8th century BC.

Physical geography[edit]

Monteiasi is located within a landscape of Mediterranean, with olive trees and vineyards.

History[edit]

Around the 16th century, a large group of Albanian refugees coming from the Balkans during the conquest of the latter by the Ottoman Empire settled in Monteiasi. At the end of same century, it was forced to leave their houses, because the archbishops of Taranto abandoned the Greek rite.

Dialect[edit]

Monteiasi dialect is similar to Salentino dialect, but it is also similar to Tarantino dialect.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Superficie di Comuni Province e Regioni italiane al 9 ottobre 2011". Italian National Institute of Statistics. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  2. ^ "Popolazione Residente al 1° Gennaio 2018". Italian National Institute of Statistics. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  3. ^ Population from ISTAT